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Around the Table: PEMCO & Virginia Mason

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. Excited to share great stories from Washington employers!

PEMCO and American Red Cross Teach Emergency Preparedness Curriculum in Local Schools

PEMCO Mutual Insurance and the American Red Cross are once again partnering to bring safety and emergency preparedness training to hundreds of elementary school students in Seattle and Spokane through PEMCO’s “Safety Surge” initiative. The organizations will teach the Red Cross Pillowcase Project curriculum to more than 550 students, grades 3-5, in select public schools throughout November and will help youth mentally and physically prepare for emergencies, including home fires, winter storms and earthquakes. “In an emergency, everyone’s actions can have an impact, which is why we’ve repeatedly partnered with the Red Cross to be a force for good for youth in our communities,” said PEMCO CEO Stan McNaughton. Read more here.

Virginia Mason Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

Virginia Mason received another ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Program, remaining one of the few hospitals in the nation to have earned an ‘A’ in every grading cycle since the program began in 2012. “Safety is the foundation for quality,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “This recognition by Leapfrog affirms that our team is focused on the right work and making a significant difference in the lives of our patients.” Virginia Mason is one of just 36 hospitals in the United States – and the only hospital in Washington state – to have earned straight A’s from The Leapfrog Group, an independent organization advocating for improvements in health care safety and quality. Learn more here.

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